In his second novel, John K. Bucher gives us the fascinating story of Frank Corvello. From the docks of Brooklyn to the hobo railyards of Missouri to the dusty bookshops of London, Corvello's story is one of adventure and escape. But late in life Corvello runs into a roadblock--and a court-jester--in Fort Collins, Colorado. When his life of wandering finally catches up with him, his fate appears to be in the hands of a medieval clown. In the course of this rollicking novel, we travel back to the time of Christ and see what really happened to the cross of the crucifixion. We meet the pope and treasure seekers from France, pirates and magicians, thieves, witches, carnies, jazz musicians, Bob Dylan on tour, Christopher Columbus, and an eccentric bounty-hunter named Cleo Cairo. This impressive cast of characters carries us through Corvello's journey across America and serves to paint a unique portrait of mystical secret society--the Order of Negron.
Used availability for John K Bucher's Corvello's Clown
August 2007 : USA Paperback